December 3, 1919 - December 4, 2020
Mildred (Millie) Louise (Sheffield) (McPherson) Harrison passed peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the age of 101. Millie was born on December 3, 1919 in Spokane, Washington to Osie Mildred (McKee) and Marvin Dana Sheffield. During her early years her family lived in Forks, Longview, and Port Angeles, Washington where she attended school and graduated with honors. She and her best friend in second grade, Emily Dilling, have stayed in touch for the past 94 years. In 1941 she married Del McPherson and had two sons. Following her divorce, she moved to Spokane to be closer to her parents. While in Spokane she was employed by Phillips Petroleum Company in the Supply and Transportation Department then advanced to the Bartlesville office where she later retired. Millie married William (Bill) F. Harrison in Bartlesville on January 25, 1984. They were married for 21 years before his passing. Millie loved her church, her family and her friends and truly lived life to the fullest. Millie’s smile and sense of humor were contagious. It was indeed a blessing to have known her. As one of her granddaughters so aptly stated, “My Grandma Millie (Big Mama) proved that big things come in small packages.” Your family loves you, Big Mama!! Traveling, antiquing, playing bridge, dancing, gardening, reading, needlepointing, cooking, entertaining and spending time with her family and friends were things she truly enjoyed. Millie was the life of any party! She was one of three “gardening angels” that designed, planted, weeded and watered the Courtyard at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The family wishes to thank the management and staff of Bartlesville Assisted Living and Memory Care for the excellent care and love they bestowed on her these past two years. Thank you also to Comforting Hands Hospice for their caring touch. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Bill Harrison. She is survived by her sons Joel (Kathy) McPherson of Mesquite, Texas and Randy (Judy) McPherson of Moscow, Idaho; step-daughters Ann (Richard) Woodin of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and Gail (Bert) DePlois of Collinsville, Oklahoma, ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Services are under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home and Crematory. Due to covid concerns a memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Courtyard, 210 SE Ninth Street, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, 74003.
Mildred (Millie) Louise (Sheffield) (McPherson) Harrison passed peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2020 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the age of 101. Millie was born on December 3, 1919 in Spokane, Washington to Osie Mildred (McKee) and Marvin... View Obituary & Service Information
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